Place of Action: Troy Asia Minor , also Ilium ancient Ilion , famous city of Greek legend, on the northwestern corner of Asia Minor, in present-day Turkey. With its beautiful actors, breathtaking scenery and costumes, the movie Troy is a movie for Hollywood that is sure to be a box office hit. Heaven knows, Hollywood has before. Later, Priam speaks with Paris in a courtyard and admits that, in all the wars hes fought for power or land, a war fought for love makes more sense. Some would argue that you can do what you like with the legendary past on film. And Achilles doesn't rage so much as pout and glower. The film also tells the mith of A great epic with a confused script.
Hector is reunited with his wife, Andromache and his infant son. Wearing what he does in this film, it seems a little pointless when he. Petersen, Diana Rathbun and Colin Wilson; released by Warner Brothers Pictures. Menelaus' brother, King Agamemnon Brian Cox , having already defeated every army in Greece, uses his brother's fury as a pretext to declare war against Troy, the last kingdom preventing his control over the Aegean Sea. The war has become necessary because of the lust of the young Trojan prince named Paris , who while during a peace mission to Sparta, seduces the city-state's queen, Helen.
But there are others -- crisply edited combat sequences, tableaus of antique splendor, a hugely muscled Brad Pitt modeling the latest in Hellenic leisure wear -- that remind you why you like movies in the first place. This ancient concept ensured that the intended audience perceived the Homeric hard-men as heroes first, Trojans or Greeks second, their actions expressions of a now-extinct ideology. However as soon as Achilles arrives in Troy to fight the Trojans he meets and falls in love with the Trojan Princess Briseis, taken prisoner by the Greeks, putting in jeopardy his loyalties to the Greek side. Achilles returns to his cabin. As such, everything is more beautiful. Other than that and the fact that Achilles and Briseis seem to have loved each other, her character is fictitious. The actors were chosen and represented through his eyes, yet embellished a great deal for entertainment purposes.
The viewer is made aware that Achilles does not want to fight the Trojans for Agamemnon. A true tragic history every human must know. When Briseis comes forward, Achilles allows her to go home and apologizes for hurting her. From its opening scenes, ''Troy,'' freely adapted by David Benioff from ''The Iliad'' and other sources, plunges you into a world shaped by complex codes of honor, loyalty and military virtue. Hector tries to console his wife, but he does his duty to his country even when he knows he will be killed because Achilles is a better fighter.
One of the prince named Paris and the queen of Sparta Helen fall in love with Paris. During these twelve days, the Greeks build a horse, vanish inside of it and make it seem that they were cursed with a plague. While the movie does not follow the original epic in every detail, it would be difficult to tell the story of the Trojan War without incorporating the equally famous Trojan horse. Achilles falls, gasping for breath, while the Myrmidons look on in horror. In their wisdom, Petersen and his screenwriter, David Benioff, make a petulant prima donna of him before it's even started: as played by buffed-up-to-the-max Brad Pitt, he's seen sleeping post-coitally in his tent while the rest of the Greek army anxiously await him. The events leading up to Hector's duel with Achilles -- a tempest of failure, deceit and unappeasable emotion -- are the beating heart of Homer's poem, and the filmmakers approach them with respectful sobriety, even going so far as to lower the volume on Mr. In the ensuing battle, Hector kills and many Greek soldiers fall to the Trojan defenses.
He rides to the gates of Troy and calls for Hector who dresses in his armor and says goodbye to his wife. This film is rated R. Though Hector tries to reason, Achilles is bent on bloodlust. She is the lover of Paris. Agamemnon has , King of , persuade Achilles to join them.
She berates him for killing priests of Apollo before he is summoned to see Agamemnon who is preparing to celebrate the victory. However, should he go to Troy, he is doomed to die and will never return. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. He is also the lover of Briseis. It is the legend of the Trojan War. Correction: May 19, 2004, Wednesday A film review of ''Troy'' in Weekend on Friday misstated the site of its world premiere. Meanwhile, Prince of and his younger brother negotiate a peace treaty with , King of.
The film also tells the mith of Achilles. Ditch the gods, make all the characters brooding and anguished, and have the absurdly pulchritudinous cast get their kit off whenever possible. Hearing this, Patroclus is devastated, having hoped to take part in battle. While there are some slightly cheesy moments, and I have been told it barely follows the poem it was based off of, the movie manages to create it's own enthralling narrative, and remains gripping from start to finish. The honor of men and the relative value of women become the centerpieces in a bloody, murky conflict with a steady-rising body count.
Whether ''Troy'' will spur a revival of Hollywood interest in ancient literature remains to be seen, but the Greek and Roman canon is full of franchise potential, since it consists mainly of sequels, prequels and spin-offs. Achilles is moved by the love of glory and knows that he will die young if he pursues it, but his reputation is all that counts because all he is is a warrior and the best one, at that. He is the lover of Helen. Eudorus cries that Patroclus disguised himself in Achilles. Is it because her loins throb with passion for a hero? The end of the film the sack of Troy is not taken from the Iliad, but rather from 's as the Iliad concludes with Hector's death and funeral.
The Greeks called themselves what they were: Spartans, Argives, Athenians, Achaeans, or Danaans. His brother, the King of Sparta meanwhile, is trying to broker a peace agreement with Troy. But their puppyish romance is the trivial pretext for the war rather than its true cause. Achilles explains that their fight would be suited best in front of an audience and he allows Hector to leave. Helen, Queen of Sparta, was taken from her husband Menelaus, by Paris the Prince of Troy.